Posted by: turtlebella | 1 August 2006

Potatoes with Cilantro (Batatas com Coentro)

Phantom wanted to know what to do with extra cilantro.  This is a dish that I adore and it uses a bunch of cilantro.  Natch it is Portuguese in orgin (see earlier post on why I should have been born Portuguese).   It’s pretty easy and you can use it for any amount of potatoes, adjust amount of cilantro accordingly and depending on your taste.

  • 12 smallish new potatoes
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of cilantro, minced finely (just the leaves)
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste

Boil new potatoes in their skin until fork-tender.  Drain and allow to cool. Slough off their skins.  Warm olive oil and butter in a skillet over low heat.  Put potatoes in and turn in oil mixture for a few minutes until the potatoes begin to slightly color- this is subtle, don’t want them to really brown or burn.  Sprinkle cilantro all over and turn for a few minutes until cilantro covers the potatoes.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

From The Food of Portugal by Jean Anderson.

Enjoy!

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Responses

  1. looks delicious! maybe we can make it next week, when we are all getting together for your wedding, turtlebella!

  2. (Slaps forehead) I *knew* I should have bought potatoes at farmers’ market!


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